PRAPARE and Addressing SDoH: Integration Is Not As Hard As You Think

PRAPARE and Addressing SDoH: Integration Is Not As Hard As You Think


Identifying the socioeconomic and structural drivers of poor outcomes and higher costs is increasingly important when caring for complex patients. By collecting standardized data on the social drivers of health (SDoH) using the PRAPARE tool, health centers can better understand the complexity of their patient populations and use that information for a variety of purposes including providing more appropriate care, better allocating limited resources, targeting interdisciplinary care teams, and providing needed social services—either in-house or through community partnerships.

Join this 1-hour webinar to learn about the Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks and Experiences (PRAPARE), a standardized SDoH needs assessment tool developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), and the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) to help community health centers engage patients and inform care delivery and population health management efforts. You will hear about an innovative approach of how a health center implemented it to accelerate care improvement, population health, and health equity.

Learning Objectives: Upon participating in this Office Hour, clinical leaders and their care teams will:

1. Understand the importance of actively integrating public/population health issues with primary care practice.

2. Be familiar with PRAPARE and an innovative approach of how to integrate PRAPARE into primary care practice.

3. Be able to determine how to build community referrals to respond to the needs of their patients and communities.